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Face to face with nature

Press Release   •  May 12, 2003 12:52 BST

Take your kids to work day took on a whole new meaning when staff at ASDA Newcastle organised a dairy trip with Arla Foods to let their children come face to face with nature.

The visit allowed the children to see the whole milk process from cow to consumer; which involved visiting a farm in the morning, then to Newcastle
dairy and eventually back to the ASDA supermarket to put milk on shelves.

The first stop on the dairy trip was Cockle Park Farm, Northumberland, which currently supplies 1.5 million litres of milk to Arla Foods a year.

The farm tour, organised by John Wright, farm liaison officer, allowed the children to milk the cows and even hold the first spring lambs, which had just been born.

Phyllis Fairclough, dairy development manager, says: "The trip was a great success and the kids really enjoyed it, giving them a better understanding
of the dairy industry as a whole. We have had many thank you letters from the children, who especially enjoyed holding the new lambs and milking the

Arla Foods UK plc is home to some of the UK’s leading dairy brands including Cravendale, Lurpak and Anchor. Processing approximately two billion litres of milk a year Arla continues to be one of the UK’s leading dairy companies and a supplier of fresh liquid milk and cream to the top seven retailers.

Over 2,500 daily deliveries are made directly to stores nationwide and Arla brands can be found across the dairy category. As well as the leader of the butter, spreads and margarine sector, and a major supplier of other added value products including flavoured milk and cheese, Arla continues to build working relationships with Arla Foods Milk Partnership, a unique group of dairy farmers, which supplies around 90 per cent of Arla's total milk requirements.

Behind this leading business is a team of circa 2,800 people across the UK located at our dairies, distribution centres and head office.